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Acute Pyelonephritis

Pathology Editor: Agnes Fogo, MD
Medical Photographer: Brent Weedman

 
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Fig 1. Acute pyelonephritis is diagnosed by intratubular aggregations of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs). There may be surrounding interstitial inflammation with a mixture of PMNs, lymphocytes, and plasma cells, but the predominant inflammation is within the tubules. (Jones' Silver Stain, original magnification X200).
 
 
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Fig 2. More extensive intratubular polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) are present in this case of acute pyelonephritis. The PMNs are easily recognizable by their multilobed irregular nuclei. There is associated tubular degeneration and necrosis, but only minimal interstitial changes. (Jones' Silver Stain, original magnification X200).
 

From the Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.
Address author queries to Agnes Fogo, MD, Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, MCN C-3310, Nashville, TN 37232. E-mail:Agnes.Fogo@vanderbilt.edu
Am J Kidney Dis 35(2):E4, 2000 (available www.ajkd.org)
 Copyright 2000 by the National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

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